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Guest opinion: Obama's EPA, executive orders eroding rule of law

Over the last year, President Barack Obama’s administration has proposed and taken unprecedented, unilateral action beyond its authority outlined in our constitution and laws. These actions threaten the very rule of law upon which our nation was founded.

December 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Legislative fed-land study sparks accusations of 'hidden agenda' of transferring lands to state

HELENA — A study of federal land management problems in Montana roiled a legislative panel Wednesday, as some members said the report has a “hidden agenda” of transferring ownership of federal lands to the state.

July 09, 2014 4:53 pmLoading…

Officials: Higher values don’t necessarily mean higher taxes

HELENA — Increased property values through reappraisal do not necessarily translate into higher property taxes, state Revenue Director Mike Kadas said.

June 15, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

New one-year federal budget deal left counties in the lurch

With 333,580 acres of federal land in Custer County, the U.S. government is a very large landowner, and quite possibly a major freeloader of local government services if Congress opts not to chip in this year.

January 23, 2014 4:00 amLoading…
New contract for Billings city administrator up for council vote

New contract for Billings city administrator up for council vote

At its last meeting of 2012 on Monday, the Billings City Council will vote on whether to give City Administrator Tina Volek a two-year contract extension.

December 17, 2012 12:15 amLoading…

Judge considers motion to dismiss suit against Custer County officials

COLUMBUS — After hearing legal arguments Friday afternoon, a District Court judge said he would rule as quickly as possible on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a group of Custer County elected officials.

October 05, 2012 5:30 pmLoading…

Bakken development straining local governments

Local government officials from Eastern Montana gave county commissioners from across the state on Thursday the downside of the effects of the Bakken oil development: inadequate water and wastewater treatment systems, beat-up gravel roads, scarce housing and strapped services.

February 16, 2012 4:00 pmLoading…

Council has lots of details to sort out following park district vote

One of the most important items of business for the Billings City Council in 2012 will be tying up loose ends on one of the most contentious issues of 2011.

December 20, 2011 3:27 pmLoading…
Suit filed over Custer County health benefit payouts

Suit filed over Custer County health benefit payouts

A Miles City resident filed suit Friday against the Custer County Commission, asking the court to order the return of money the commissioners and other elected officials received in lieu of health insurance benefits.

September 16, 2011 6:00 pm Related Loading…

Disaster preparedness conference set at MSU Billings

County, state and national experts will share information about bracing for the worst during a conference Sept. 15 and 16 at the MSU Billings Student Union Building.

September 02, 2011 5:38 pmLoading…
Custer County officials rapped for health benefit policy

Custer County officials rapped for health benefit policy

MILES CITY — Custer County commissioners came under fire Thursday for a policy that allows elected officials to opt out of the county health insurance program and take a cash benefit instead.

August 19, 2011 12:15 am Photos



Have You Heard: Local couple builds medical clinic

Internal medicine Dr. Brad Fuller and his wife, Melissa Fuller, are building a 4,500-square-foot clinic at the corner of Avenue B and 41st St. W.

June 26, 2011 12:05 amLoading…
Lobbying efforts at 2011 Legislature total $5.7M

Lobbying efforts at 2011 Legislature total $5.7M

HELENA — Various businesses, trade associations, unions, advocacy groups and government agencies spent $5.7 million seeking to influence the 2011 Montana Legislature, reports filed with the state political practices commissioner’s office show.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…
Deputy sheriff settles cases with Yellowstone County for $400,000

Deputy sheriff settles cases with Yellowstone County for $400,000

A Yellowstone County sheriff's deputy who repeatedly clashed with his former superiors has agreed to settle all claims against the county in exchange for $400,000 and a series of policy changes in the Sheriff's Department.

April 29, 2011 10:00 pm Related Loading…
Guest opinion: Saving DNA evidence helps convict real criminals

Guest opinion: Saving DNA evidence helps convict real criminals

The Montana House of Representatives has before it a bill that, if enacted, will measurably improve our justice system. Senate Bill 58, co-sponsored by Sen. Lynda Moss, D-Billings, and Sen. Jim Shockley, R-Victor, will have county law enforcement preserve DNA samples on evidence found in cer…

March 10, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Musselshell County sues over Signal Peak mine taxes

Musselshell County wants to shut Yellowstone County out of what could potentially amount to millions of dollar in taxes collected on coal mined at the Signal Peak mine located between Billings and Roundup.

September 29, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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